The Downey Legend

Student Commuters

Nicole de la Fuente, 12, has been commuting to school for two years now, yet her greatest difficulty to this day is parallel parking.  “When I began learning to drive I was so nervous about parallel parking,” de la Fuente said. “It is one of the scariest parts of learning to drive because you can crash into a parked car very easily.”

Jesus Aguayo-Cerda, Writer

February 20, 2019

Downey High School is home to over 4,000 students, but the city of Downey is not home for all of them. Downey neighbors the cities of Paramount, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, Bellflower, Bell Gardens, Pico Rivera, and South Gate. Residents of these nearby cities often head to Downey for leisure. This is...

The Paramount Pirates Walk the Plank

From the start, the ladies in the varsity basketball team were confident for the win against Paramount on Feb. 11. “To be honest, no [Paramount was not a strong opponent],” Victoria Lopez, 11, said, “but I respect that they never give up.”

Melissa Hernandez, Staff Writer

February 24, 2016

  Downey High’s varsity girls basketball team competed against the Paramount Pirates at Paramount High on Feb. 11 at 5:15 PM. The girls scored a victory in their last conference game with a landslide win of 56-19.   The game began with Downey winning opening tip-off and scor...

Vikings take the win from the Paramount Pirates

Vikings take the win from the Paramount Pirates

Norma Flores, Sports Editor

February 7, 2012

The girls varsity water polo team took the win against the Paramount Pirates, on Jan 26, at the Downey Aquatics Center. The game began at 3: 15. Each team lined up on opposite sides of the pool, and the sprinters raced for the first possession of ball, which went to Downey. The ball was moved around...

Swim’s road to finals

Swim's road to finals

Roy Mendoza, Co-Editor-in-Chief/Copy Editor

May 11, 2011

After countless hours of preparation, the boys and girls swim team strove to win a medal in the league finals on May 5 against Warren, Paramount, and Gahr. It had been a tough time for the Downey swimmers according to various members on the team. Prior to any of the final events hosted, the Vike...

Batting away Warren: 11-4

Batting away Warren: 11-4

John Franco, Sports Editor

April 14, 2011

Baseball’s first game against Warren proved to be no joke on April Fools Day as the Vikes proved to be victorious with a score of 11-4, beating their cross-town rivals. The game began with a quick 2-0 lead by the Bears with player Matt Barela hitting a leadoff double and offering his teammates ...

Boys’ Tennis 2011

Boys’ Tennis 2011

John Franco, Sports Editor

April 1, 2011

The San Gabriel Valley League is experiencing game changes this year, especially for the tennis teams. The Vikes are now at 2-6 in the first round of competitions. The next two rounds are key for championship placement in the league and the boys hope to beat down their opponents, granting them at least...

Victory is ours!

Cassandra Meuret

November 4, 2009

A homecoming slaughter took place Friday, October 23rd as the Vikings Varsity Football team showed the Paramount Pirates who will be conquering the field with a win of 41-14. Friday’s game began slow and unpredictable with no touchdowns in the first quarter giving both Downey and Paramount an equal o...

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